Water conservation in Southern California has become a heightened issue among water users over the past decade. In the midst of a drought starting in 2005, University of California Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) water researchers have relentlessly tried to share important research findings with policy makers and the public to expose the dire need … Continue reading
Texas, Tom and Jerry, and a Thirsty Planet.
Princeton Alumni Weekly: Sounding the alarm.
This post was originally published on the Huffington Post on June 19, 2012 Let’s face it. In the U. S., most of us have every expectation that when we turn on our faucets, a clear, crisp stream of cold (or hot, or any other temperature that our hearts’ desire), water will gush forth. In fact, … Continue reading
The following will appear in the July 2012 newsletter of the AGU Hydrology Section as part of the Fellows Speak series. Given a rare opportunity to communicate to our section, I want to focus this note on some key things that we don’t know and can’t do, rather than patting ourselves on the back too … Continue reading
When the smog clears and we have a reprieve from the monsoon, life in Kathmandu can provide an unexpected wonder. A simple text message saying, “The mountains are out!” and I know to head to a balcony to catch a glimpse of the imposing Himalayas. You can see their snowy peaks poking over the lowland … Continue reading
A scary thing happened to me about a year or two back. Having led over 15 years of research on how to utilize NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission to track water storage changes and freshwater availability around the world, I came to the following conclusion. We are, on many levels, completely and … Continue reading